However, the Internet Connection Wizard main dialog, that comes up when you click the 'connect' icon on the desktop, was a bit confusing as it did not clearly offer the two alternative PPPOE applications. I have remedied that.
Comments:Posted on 17 Sep 2008, 14:38 by fzsolt
I think the two PPPOE applications in the connection wizard are not much confusing, I easily figured out after reading everything in the dialog box.
I have not been using PPPOE configuration since my router does that automatically when I need internet access. But yesterday I wired my home PC back directly to the ADSL modem and tried.
I tried Pppoeconf with no success. There was no ppp device reported by ifconfig. Then I tried Roaring Penguin (by checking its button in the window of network connection wizard). ppp0 device appeared but I had no internet connection. Then started Roaring Penguin again and set the DNS manually. It solved the problem.
I tried this in Hungary. ISP was T-Home (formerly T-Online), modem is D-Link DSL360-T. Automatic setting of DNS works with my SMC router, and also in Knoppix.
Posted on 29 Sep 2008, 16:28 by happypuppy
Pppoenconf broken, RP-PPPOE works
Same situation here - pppoeconf doesn't work (no device detected by ifconfig),while RP-PPPOE works on the first try.
(on Ubuntu pppoeconf detects the interface and connects properly)